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Course Reserves: Placing Material on Reserves

Information on the electronic and print materials that are put on reserve for various course required reading lists

Why Use Course Reserves?

Using course reserves is an ideal way to provide students with required and supplemental readings at no additional cost. Providing students with a course reserves system will ensure print items are easily accessible from within the library.  Instructors can seamlessly integrate electronic items within course materials in Blackboard. A course reserves system will also make full use of the copyright law's fair use provisions effortlessly. It's that easy!

Submitting Print Reserves Material

The Naval War College Library uses the Ares e-Reserves system to manage both print and electronic reserves materials.  Please follow the instructions below to submit materials to be placed on reserve.

 

1.  Getting Started

Plan Ahead!

Due to the volume of material placed on reserves, the Library cannot offer same day or rush requests for placing items on reserves.

The Reserves Coordinator will process all reserve requests.  Reserve items are processed during office hours which are:

Monday -  Friday  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Requests for material to be placed on reserve should be made two weeks before the material will be needed.

Make sure your material is on reserve before making assignments.

 

**If you wish the Library to purchase any materials to be placed on reserve, please request the item one full semester in advance. **

 

2.  Placing Material on Reserve

The process for placing items on reserve is:

All reserves materials remain on reserve for one term and are removed from reserve at the end of finals each term.

 

3.  What May be Placed on Reserve

Most Naval War College Library materials may be placed on reserve.  We do not place the following categories of items on reserve:

  • Print materials from the Rare Book Collection and Naval Historical Collection
  • Books from libraries other than the Naval War College
  • Interlibrary Loan services are not to be used for obtaining items for reserve

Submitting e-Reserves Material

The Naval War College Library uses the Ares e-Reserves system to manage both print and electronic reserves materials.  Please follow the instructions below to submit materials to be placed on reserve.

 

1.  Getting Started

Plan Ahead!

Due to the volume of material placed on reserves, the Library cannot offer same day or rush requests for placing items on reserves.

The Reserves Coordinator will process all reserve requests.  Reserve items are processed during office hours which are:

Monday -  Friday  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Requests for material to be placed on reserve should be made two weeks before the material will be needed.

Make sure your material is on reserve before making assignments.

 

2. Placing Material on Reserve

The process for placing items on Reserve is:

  • First, be sure that your course is already set up in Blackboard prior to requesting items to be placed on reserve
  • Complete the Reserves Request Form for each item in Blackboard

 

3. What May be Placed on Reserve

  • Journal articles in print
  • Book chapters
  • Class materials such as notes, practice exams, assignments, etc.
  • Other print materials that meet copyright guidelines

 

‚ÄčPlease note:  Electronic items that are available through the library's subscription databases DO NOT need to be submitted through the e-Reserves system. Course instructors may choose to simply embed the hyperlinks into the course syllabus within the Blackboard system.  Click here to learm more about PURLs.

 

4. Student Access to e-Reserves Content

  • Once all material is submitted into the e-Reserves system, faculty must then activate the e-Reserves link on their Blackboard page and also set up the student access to the course. These instructions must be followed even if faculty do not plan to actively use Blackboard. Students gain access by logging into Blackboard and selecting the course. If they use the URL they will be CAC authenticated to gain access to the readings page. 

Reserves Contact Information

Course Reserves is a unit of the Information and Access Services Department.  Staff may be contacted at the Service Desk in the library if you need assistance.

 

Contacts:

(401) 841-6512

libraryreserves@usnwc.edu

 

Reserves Request Form

A link to instructions on accessing the Reserves Request Form within Blackboard.

General Library Contact Information

Circulation Desk Contact Information:

 

Learning Commons Library
686 Cushing Road

Newport, RI 02841-1207

 

Circulation Desk Phone Number: (401) 841-4386

Email: circdesk@usnwc.edu

 

 

Reference Desk Contact Information:

Learning Commons Library
686 Cushing Road

Newport, RI 02841-1207

 

Reference Desk Phone Number: (401) 841-3052

Email: libref@usnwc.edu

 

 

Library Hours:

Open 0600-2300 daily

Staffed Monday-Friday, 0730-1630

Note: Library is not staffed on Federal Holidays